I’m beginning to think that this is the best approach. I have two sites that I am thinking of. Both art portfolios. Both domains made up of the person’s name but one, the more common name, is personnameartist/person-name-artist
It strikes me that it’s only a few quid and is it’s easy to set up the 301 redirect.
see? i got the keywords in there but the domain name doesn’t matter.
go on www.bing.com and type in “piont of sale chicago” without the “” and go to the second page and you will see www.shutterify.com which has absolutely NOTHING to do with point of sale in fact its a photography website which I haven’t built yet.
I am sure that search spiders, which cost thousands of dollars to create and of course thousands, if not millions of dollars to run every year, can separate words within a domain, meaning that using hyphens to separate words, is quite pointless if your only doing it for the SEO benefit.
Sorry! I should have searched. I did have a look at the thread and it is very helpful. However there was a point touched on there that wasn’t really developed and I wonder if I might raise it here?
What about taking two domains and using a 301 Redirect from one to the other. If I recall, I might have read about this in that context. That the non-hyphenated version is good for people and the hyphenated version is better for search engines.
Actually, reading through that other thread, I have to say that the conclusion wasn’t particularly firm. Some people think that hyphenated is the way to go and others not.